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Criminalize Hate Not HIV
Dec 2nd, 2010 - 14:44:11
Dear friends and colleagues,
In preparation for World AIDS Day 2010, IPPF is continuing to shine the
spotlight on the criminalization of HIV transmission and the human impact that
this is having not only on individual lives around the world but on global HIV
prevention and treatment efforts. Our ‘Criminalize Hate Not HIV’ campaign which
was launched at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, July 2010 provides
an opportunity for us all to become more conscious of the impact of
criminalizing HIV transmission.
Some highlights include:
- Behind Bars:an international collection of interviews published
online that exposes the effect criminal laws on HIV transmission are having on
people’s working and private lives.
The stories illustrate the personal and professional dilemmas faced by doctors,
lawyers, parliamentarians, researchers and advocates; among them a doctor who
was forced to aid a police investigation against her ethical principles, a woman
living with HIV who prosecuted her former partner and a lawyer who advocated in
an HIV transmission case.
- Criminalize Hate Not HIV: A short conscious raising campaign film
that will go live on World AIDS Day. It shows the humanness of sex, of
relationships and of HIV. The people in the film are from many walks of life,
are not professional actors, and many are living with HIV. It builds on
IPPF’sDeclaration of Sexual Rights and purposefully focuses on sex -
irrespective of how, where, with whom and why people have sex.
- New and useful resources about the law, public health and human
rights in the context of HIV.
Ways you can support the campaign and join the World AIDS Day activities:
1. Watch the Criminalize Hate Not HIV video
In addition to English, the campaign videos are currently available in Arabic,
French, Spanish and Swahili. Forthcoming languages include Hindi, Tamil, Dutch,
German, Portuguese, and Swedish.
2. Read theBehind Bars stories (http://bit.ly/criminalization)
3. Share information about the campaign (attached) and upload the website
link with colleagues, friends and on Facebook/Twitter, etc.
4. Copy the email signature (below) and include it in at the bottom of all
emails from now until the end of December
Wishing you all the best for your World AIDS Day related activities.
Kevin OsborneSenior HIV Advisor|
International Planned Parenthood Federation
4 Newhams Row|London | SE1 3UZ | tel +44 20 7939 8275| fax +44 20 7939 8301
email kosborne (at) ippf.org| web www.ippf.org
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